Just saw this on FB. Keep your eyes open for restaurants and bars participating in this fundraiser on February 2:
"Recently our neighbors in Haiti were hit with what has been deemed the worst humanitarian crisis in decades. We here in New Orleans possess a special affinity for empathizing with their plight, and as we well know, they will be in need of major financial assistance for years to come as they begin to rebuild their country anew.
As a 15 year veteran of the restaurant scene with my last stint as bar manager at Dick and Jenny's, I know by personal experience how generous the restaurant community can be. That's why I am asking you to join together on February 2nd to donate 10% of your sales to the charity of your choice during our fundraising event New Orleans Night Out for Haiti.
This will not only be good for business and grant our community an opportunity to give back, but most importantly, together we can help scores of suffering people in their darkest hour by doing what we do best...cooking like nobody's business and going out to enjoy a fantastic meal and some drinks at one of the many amazing restaurants and bars we are so lucky to have here in New Orleans.
We have set up this Facebook page where you will be able to register for the event, download flyers/table tents, and generally keep informed.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pass this along to any and all restauranteurs and bar owners you know that may be interested in participating, and encourage all your family and friends to get out there and eat!
Together we can make a difference and have a good time doing it.